|Project by mmh||posted 10-22-2008 06:46 AM||4500 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This cane handle is made from a nice piece of Curly Koa and I wanted to mimic the traditional hound’s head cane that were once very popular. I’ve seen some elegant ones carved from ivory and some real doggy dog head ones carved from whoknowswhat, so my challenge was to create a cane that looked elegant, not doggish. I did not want to do a detail carving of a hound’s head, but to have a stylized feel for the curves and lines with just a hint of the traditional design. Some people see a different form than the hounds’ head, so let your imagination go. Let me know what forms and figures you see.
The collar is made from Brazilian Ebony and the shaft is Sapele.
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